Tagged with meditation

Is it ‘self-care’ or is it ‘selfish’ ?

Is it ‘self-care’ or is it ‘selfish’ ?

  Earlier this year I found myself in the middle of a delicious unexpected “me-time” opportunity, I was in my office when I had a couple of last minute client cancellations in a row, in the back of my mind I had remembered that just a couple of blocks away a woman was giving an … Continue reading

Can’t Stop Eating? Get (mind)Full

Can’t Stop Eating? Get (mind)Full

Are you mystified with your inability to listen to your body and stop eating when you’ve had enough? For more than seven years in both my personal life and in my psychotherapy practice I have been studying the reasons why we reach for food when we are not hungry. The best answer I have found is … Continue reading

A Vote for Love

A Vote for Love

Today many hearts are broken, many hearts are grieving, many hearts are fearful, many hearts are celebrating, many hearts are relieved, many hearts are wrapped in hope. Today, we interpret our world from many different places but what unifies us is that at the center of ALL hearts there is a yearning for peace. We … Continue reading

Mindful Eating Meditation (audio)

Mindful Eating Meditation (audio)

Have you heard the buzz about mindful eating? The research supports that mindful eating leads to regularly choosing smaller portions, healthier food selections and more satisfaction with every bite. What I have discovered is the incredible beauty and abundance in every bite when approached with the total attention offered through mindfulness. Mindful Eating can completely shift … Continue reading

Manifesting Miracles with Oprah – (part 1)

Manifesting Miracles with Oprah – (part 1)

WHAT?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????  THIS IS CRAZY!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!! I exclaimed with giddy and feverish excitement as I read my email Monday afternoon. That morning had begun with my usual ritual of mindfully grinding beans and brewing my bodum before the kids woke up and the fury of getting out the door ensued. Delightfully I had an … Continue reading

A Rendezvous with God

A Rendezvous with God

It was a watershed moment on the beach years ago when I realized that living in constant misery about the shape of my body was, in fact, far worse and life depleting than any number on the scale ever could be. It was a flash of insight when it became clear that I would continue … Continue reading

Mindfulness:  5 Treasures That Transform Your Eating

Mindfulness: 5 Treasures That Transform Your Eating

Most of us have been there. We find ourselves standing in front of an open refrigerator, late at night in search of the next snack to fill the void…only we aren’t physically hungry. We are hungry however, but it is a different sort of hunger. We are hungry for validation, procrastination, approval, excitement, companionship and … Continue reading

Our life is NOW. Our body is NOW.

Our life is NOW. Our body is NOW.

How much effort and energy do we pour in to trying to manifest better lives for ourselves?  Most of our efforts are for goals and plans centered on improving. We spend countless hours thinking about what could be different in our work, our relationships, our home, our kids, our body…And. And. And. At the root of this mental merry-go-round is … Continue reading

Belly Muzzle

Belly Muzzle

I used to spend a great deal of energy trying, in whatever way I could, to suppress and minimize the appearance of my belly; sucking in, zipping up, slouching down, hunching over…you name it. When I began exploring the deeper cravings concepts I learned that my embarrassment was denying me from responding to the countless … Continue reading

Silencing the Bully Within

Silencing the Bully Within

Yesterday I received 2 disturbing e-mails about bullying. One was from a sweet and wonderful woman I know who shared a story about standing at a street corner while a passerby hurled a violent insult towards her about the size of her body propelling her from enjoying a normal sunny autumn day into a moment … Continue reading